The Lake View Nature Center is home to various live animals, seasonal exhibits and special events. Register for one of our engaging and educational programs, book a birthday party with us or just stop by for a visit; it's free! The Lake View Nature Center is committed to providing a positive experience to all of our visitors. Come by and see what we have to offer!
Our small lot (ten spaces plus one van-accessible handicapped spot) fills up quickly. Parking along the west side of the access drive from Hodges Rd. is allowed but please keep close to the curb to keep the drive open. No parking along east side of access drive or parking area. Street parking is not allowed on Hodges Rd. but additional parking is available around the corner on Monterey Ave. Be sure to keep your tires on the gravel as the police will ticket if they are touching the grass. Also please respect our neighbors. We do not have permission to park in the Destination Maternity/Bedding Experts or Service Graphics lots. For weekend events parking is available in the lower level of the 1 Parkview Plaza building near the Oakbrook Terrace Park District Fitness Center. The entrance is on 22nd street (same light as REI). Jog to the right as you enter and go down the ramp. Access to Terrace View Park and the Nature Center is through the Fitness Center or a door near the baseball field.